Friday, December 16, 2016

DIY Holiday Tablescape Tour

It's a Christmas morning table today with a touch of gingerbread.

christmas morning table with gingerbread placecards

Hello to all you readers coming from Stacy Risenmany's tablescape with beautiful greenery!  Eight diy bloggers are sharing their holiday tables in a blog tour and you'll want to stop by each one for amazing inspiration and diy projects.

holiday tablescape tour diy bloggers

I went simple this year and somewhere along October decided that I needed more gingerbread men in my decorations so why not place cards?  The stained scrap plywood looks almost like gingerbread I could eat it!

diy gingerbread placecards

We've never had Christmas morning breakfast in the Living Room but this year will be different.  It's the most cozy room in our home, it wraps around you like a cabin with the cedar shutters and fireplace so it's the perfect spot for cinnamon rolls, eggs and bacon.

christmas tablescape living room

I made the centerpieces using scrap cedar 1x4 and those little evergreens were $5 at Whole Foods back in early November.  The candles are French yogurt containers with epsom salt and a hannukah candle.

christmas tablescape living room

christmas tablescape living room

christmas table gingerbread men placecards

diy christmas tablescape red and wood

The gingerbread baking co. sign is also a diy project I made earlier this Fall but haven't posted about it yet.  Just planked wood and cut out the curve with a jigsaw then painted the lettering.

farmhouse christmas table gingerbread theme

You may remember the mantle from last year when I repurposed stair spindles into this massive candle display.  The pop of red up on the mantle is great.

farmhouse christmas table gingerbread theme

The hanging lanterns are also diy project.  We don't have any ceiling lights in this room so adding a bit of focus up high helps.

farmhouse christmas table gingerbread theme

To make the gingerbread men find a free clip art design that you like, print it out to size then cut out and trace onto 1/4" plywood.  Cut out the shape using a scroll saw.

diy gingerbread wood cut outs placecards

Paint as desired, I use gloss enamel to prevent the stain from sticking to the paint:

diy gingerbread wood cut outs placecards

Stain the plywood to look like gingerbread, seal with clear satin poly.

diy christmas tablescape red plaid

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas morning table and feel inspired to create your own table.
Please continue on in the tablescape tour and check out Jessica at Decor Adventures with her sparkly blue table:

decor adventures holiday tablescape

And all the ladies on the holiday tablescape tour would love to share their tables with you!
For more inspiration and ideas:
christmas breakfast table

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  1. I absolutely love all your gingerbread touches this year. I need to get working on my scroll saw skills. Merry Christmas!

  2. Love love love everything about your tablescape. I had to laugh because I thought those gingerbread men were real cookies on Instagram. You are sneaky! I also can't stop staring at those hanging lanterns, what a cool idea. Thanks for joining the tour.

  3. Jaime, I love how cozy and inviting your living room looks, and yes, it's totally okay to have breakfast in the living room at Christmas or even at any other time. Those gingerbread men are the cutest, I need to make some next year. I kept on staring at all your diy projects... the gingerbread sign, the lanterns, the candle display... Love it all!

  4. Jaime your table is so cute and the gingerbread men look good enough to eat! I love seeing the different views around your table and seeing all of your fun projects around the room. You are so talented!!!